YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD

SocialFish

Ben Martin, CAE, of Online Community Results and I are helping them kick off the CMAD Washington, DC event. Beekeeper Group (1331 G Street NW, First Floor, Washington, DC 20005) . The Laughing Man Tavern (1306 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.

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Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The mission is to promote participation and practice in dance, movement, and performing arts traditions from around the world while using the arts as a key tool to revitalize community. They used social media to win “ Deals for Deeds ” contest.

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Tips and Tools for Integrating Social Media Into Your Nonprofit Event Marketing Plan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s a summary of tips, tools, examples, and resources for getting the most of our your nonprofit event with social media. (Here’s a curated link list used to create this post). ” Other amplifier tools include JustCoz and Gaggleamp.

[Cool Social Tools] IssueLab: To Unlock PDF Jail, Share What You Know

SocialFish

Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! Content Strategy Cool Social Tools Featured From the Trenches

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AFP Blog

- The Washington Post : The 36-hour hackathon, held last March in the District, was organized by the recently incorporated nonprofit DataKind that looks to match nonprofits with data experts to help improve the work of charities. An environmental foundation learned to use Google analytics and other software tools to understand the effectiveness of its national volunteer event

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Putting Your Twitter Followers on the Map, Literally

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Cindy Leonard asked a great question: How come you don’t have any followers in Washington state? Despite a few glitches, you use this tool to see if your audience is local or global. What did you discover by putting your Twitter followers on the map? Tools and Tactics Visua

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Washington Access Fund: Social Media for Small Enterprises

Amy Sample Ward

Description : Social media tools provide a lot of opportunities to make local, offline connections and build community. Related Links : Washington Access Fund , Slides , Blog post with slides and resources. Date : November 15th, 2010. Location : Online. Topic : Social Media Basics. This webinar will introduce some best practices, strategies, and next steps for getting started with social media for you organization.

CLEAR Training in Washington, DC - Social Media and Mobile Tools

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first session I co-lead with Katrin Verclas which was a look at social media and mobile tools. It was a great opportunity for me to learn a little bit more about mobile tools. CLEAR Training: Social Media and Mobile Phones View more OpenOffice presentations from kanter.

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How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This weekend, I got to spend some time at a beautiful conference center on Falling Leaf Lake with 140 grassroots environmental organizations, all grantees of Patagonia, at the Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference. Strategy Tips Tools and Tactics Visual

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Google Launches Google for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m in Washington, DC for the Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN. I’m in Washington, DC for the Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN. Tools and Tactics google google4np

Five Tools for Engaging Your Members Online (Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Make Your [Virtual] World a Better Place)

NTEN

But with the ever-changing properties and tools on the Internet, that door has evolved into countless spaces, conversations, and opportunities that can seem tough to tackle. Finding out could be as simple as conducting a survey through your newsletter or website (try free tools at SurveyMonkey.com ). Here are five cost-effective ways to engage on the Web and, where appropriate, some of my favorite tools for each task.

Beaconfire culture featured in Washington Post | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

Washington Post: Listserv use soars | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Political Campaigns About Harnessing Smart Data

Connection Cafe

This is early proof that you don’t need to start with an expensive tool—just make sure you collect information about your constituents so you can target them when you need them. Image courtesy of Washington Post.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Independent Sector / Washington, DC / $1,625. ARNOVA / Washington, DC / $380. Wellstone Action / Washington, DC / $140. Our individual and collective capacity to hold multiple perspectives, even when we disagree, is a valuable movement-building tool.

Washington Post Piece on Facebook Causes Prompts More Dissing and Some Brilliant Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is more analysis and reaction to the Washington Post piece two days ago that trashed the Facebook Causes application and caused quite a lot of commentary and reactions from those of us work with nonprofits. Photo by Matt Callow.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

We’ll examine how to harness tools for nurturing positive outcomes and amplifying impact. DMA / Washington, DC / Not available. Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) / Washington, DC / Not available. Join us in Washington, D.C.,

Advocating from Anywhere: How to Make Your Mission Heard by the Masses

Connection Cafe

With a plan and resources, you can arm your biggest supporters with the tools they need to be stewards for your cause. Museum Advocacy Day, created by the American Alliance of Museums and sponsored by Blackbaud, provides supporters the tools they need to spread the word about important issues regarding museums. This year, the two-day program was held in Washington, D.C Advocacy is a way to showcase your organization’s mission while solving a problem at the same time.

Hello, Washington Post: Dolllars Per Facebook Donor Is Not the Right Metric for Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This morning the Washington Post published an article titled " To Nonprofits Seeking Cash, Facebook App Isn't So Green: Though Popular, 'Causes' Ineffective for Fundraising." I'll boil it down to " Causes is A Friending Tool, Not A Fundraising Tool."

Should Museum Exhibitions Be More Linear? Exploring the Power of the Forced March in Digital and Physical Environments

Museum 2.0

I used to work at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC, a "fixed march" museum that sends all visitors on the same linear path through the permanent exhibition. storytelling Technology Tools Worth Checking Out exhibition design Unusual Projects and Influences interactives

Washington Post: Fundraising Via Email Is Way More Effective than via Social Networks

Frogloop

The Washington Post did a great article today that reinforces the value of nonprofits' using email as a core fundraising strategy rather then social networks. "Show me the money." That’s what nonprofits are asking of Facebook Causes pages.

3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Campaigns push staff, vendors, and consultants to stretch and test the limits of best practices and tools in communication, fundraising, advertising, branding and targeting. As the 2008 campaign was heating up, internet based tools, especially social media, were really taking off.

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How to Get 1300 Advocates to Capitol Hill [HINT: It’s more than just practice]

Connection Cafe

Recently the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) hosted the largest and, dare I say it, BEST ever gathering of Alzheimer’s advocates in Washington D.C. Provide the tools – Sure, some templates, talking points and pre-formatted actions are always available.

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New Tool Keeps Board Members on Right Side of Tracks

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASENew Tool Keeps Board Members on Right Side of Tracks: "New Tool Keeps Board Members on Right Side of Tracks WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ BoardSource, the national voice of nonprofit governance, released The Nonprofit Dashboard: A Tool for Tracking Progress, written by Lawrence M.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Washington, DC: DC Action Data Sprint. Seattle, Washington: AdWords Success and Google Grants for Nonprofits. Seattle, Washington: King County Executive Director's Forum. Denver, Colorado: Donations on the Go: Mobile Tools to Enhance Giving.

Qik Interview with Micah Sifry at NDN Event in Washington, DC

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm speaking later today at New Politics Institute (NDN) New Tools, New Audiences Forum later this afternoon. Before the event started, I ran into Micah Sifry and got some quick thoughts on what he'll touch on today and the potential for micro media tools like qik

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6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017

Connection Cafe

Thanks to social channels, individuals have the tools to self-organize at an unprecedented scale — just ask Teresa Shook, retiree and unlikely organizer of The Women’s March on Washington.

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4Change Chat: Revolutionary social media - social tools for revolts, protests

Amy Sample Ward

Topic: Revolutionary social media: Exploring social tools for revolts, upheavals & protests. Throughout the world activists, organizers and non-profit professionals are exploring how best to use these tools, and sharing the results using the tools themselves. The next #4change chat has been announced and I hope you can join in! Details: Date: Thursday, July 9. Where: Twitter (search for #4Change ). When: 5 - 7 pm US Eastern Time.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

The **NetSquared Victoria** team has been investigating [tools for online collaboration]([link] Check out the storify! * Portland, Oregon: Get 'Er Done: Surveying Digital Project Management Tools. Seattle, Washington: It's Your Turn: The Role of the Board Chair.

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Social Media for Nonprofits Launches Its Second Series of Global Conferences

Tech Soup Blog

Washington, DC – October TBA. Tools Facebook social media causes online community nonprofits nonprofit digital storytellingThis post is by guest blogger Ritu Sharma, who is the executive director of Social Media for Nonprofits. Facebook now boasts over 901 million active users, making it, by population, the world’s third largest country.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Seattle, Washington: King County Executive Director Forum. Seattle, Washington: Board EXCEL: Excellence in Community Engagement and Leadership. Seattle, Washington: Seattle GiveCamp 2016. Seattle, Washington: Preparing for FLSA Overtime Rule Change (Tacoma).

Live Streaming Video for Nonprofits

Idealware

This tool offers a robust set of features. Another powerful video tool with all the features a nonprofit could need and more, UStream stands out for its social sharing and integrated analytics. Basically, any streaming tool you might need is available through Livestream.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

Office 365 — how nonprofits can take leverage Microsoft's donated suite of tools to modernize their organizations and embrace the cloud. Seattle, Washington: Creating Videos to Inspire Fundraising and Engagement. Seattle, Washington: Roundtable for New Executives.

Getting Around Internet Censorship: VPN

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The government blocks certain sites, including access to any group organizing features on social sites (shared photo pools for example), skype out, and tools like VPNs that can help you get around government censors. Eventually, I was able to install a VPN and get to the sites I wanted to use.

5 Ideas to Help You Take the Next Step with Your Online Visitors

Connection Cafe

Prior to Blackbaud he was the acting CFO/COO of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in Washington DC. . Andrew Shoaff manages Blackbaud’s Essentials with Go!

New on SSIR: Can Giving Days Strengthen Your Community?

Amy Sample Ward

—– In 2011, Washington, DC, became one of the first major metropolitan regions to host a multimillion-dollar local giving day: Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington. My latest post on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog is now up.

Data-Driven Millennials in the Social Sector

SocialFish

Each year, 6 millennials (ages 20-32) currently residing in the Washington, DC area, who work or are interested in the nonprofit sector, are selected to take part in a 10-month fellowship. Are you a millennial that wants to make a real impact in the world?

Writing Tools: Just Add Inspiration | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

Chek Yor Speling | Communications Basics Go a Long Way in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

A friend’s daughter wants friends and family to help fund a 20 day immersive program in New York and Washington DC. There are several readability tools available online. This week I received a crowdfunding request.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

That's why we're thrilled that NetSquared is joining TechSoup in having a strong presence at this year's Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, DC. Seattle, Washington. Covina, California: Productivity Tools for Nonprofits and Small Businesses.